Spireites and Millers all-square

A mistake by goalkeeper Scott Shearer allowed Jordan Bowery to

put the Spireites ahead early on but Kayode Odejayi hit back at the

start of the second half.

The game was only three minutes old when Shearer came to the

left edge of his penalty area but slipped on the wet turf and Drew

Talbot crossed for Bowery to fire into an empty net.

The teams had to cope with appalling conditions during a

torrential thunderstorm and there could have been further goals

with Bowery seeing a 25th minute shot turned behind before Tommy

Lee in the home goal saved brilliantly from Ben Pringle in

first-half stoppage time.

Rotherham began the second period strongly and they were level

in the 51st minute when Odejayi turned away from Sam Hird and drove

a right-foot shot past Lee.

It needed a great block by Neal Trotman to prevent Pringle

scoring four minutes later but Chesterfield thought they should

have had a penalty in stoppage time when Jack Lester’s goal-bound

shot struck Ian Sharps on the arm.